Ellen O’Malley

(?-1961) Ellen O’Malley was born in Dublin and made her stage debut in 1898 at the Theatre Royale, Margate. Her first part in a Shakespeare play was as Queen Elizabeth in Richard Flanagan’s June, 1904, production of Richard III. Her next part was as Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1904). In 1911, after playing Cordelia in King Lear in 1909 at the Haymarket Theatre, she joined the company of Sir Frank Benson, playing at Stratford and on tour. WithRead more

Dennis Neilson-Terry

(1895-1932) Younger brother of Phyllis Neilson-Terry. Nephew of Dame Ellen Terry. Son of Julia Neilson and Fred Terry. Dennis was born into the legendary acting family and had big shoes to fill from day one. He made his stage debut in the 1906 jubilee celebrations for his aunt, Ellen, as a page in Much Ado About Nothing. Under the stage name “Derrick Dennis,” he made his next appearance as Silvius in As You Like It (1911). After this, he spent time withRead more

Ernest Milton

(1890-1974) Ernest Gianello Milton, who was born in 1890 in San Francisco, played most of the major roles in Shakespeare’s plays with a number of Shakespearean companies such as the Old Vic (1918) and the Royal Shakespeare Company (1962). Early in his career he played Romeo and Bassanio, but it was in 1918 when he joined the Old Vic that he concentrated primarily on parts in Shakespeare. His last role was in 1960 when he played the Ghost and theRead more